Psalm 71 Bible Study



Psalm 71 Outline


– David confided in God as his refuge (Psalm 71:1-4)

– David has trusted in God since youth (Psalm 71:5­-8)

– David prayed that God don’t forsake him (Psalm 71:9-13)

– David is determined to praise God and proclaim God’s righteousness (Psalm 71:14-18)

– David prayed for God’s comfort and restoration (Psalm 71:19-21)

– David is determined to sing praises to God because he knew God will save him (Psalm 71:22-24)



Psalm 71 Summary


In Psalm 71:1-4, David confided in God as his refuge from his enemies. He prayed that God will deliver him in his righteousness so that he will never be put to shame.


In Psalm 71:5­-8, David has put his hope in God since youth and relied on him from birth. He made up his mind to praise God all day long. He knew that he has many enemies but he will always trust in God as his refuge to deliver him from them.


In Psalm 71:9-13, David prayed that God don’t forsake him when he is old, when his strength is gone because his enemies are conspiring together to kill him. He prayed that God take vengeance on his enemies and cover them with shame.


In Psalm 71:14-18, David will always put his hope in God and praise him more and more. He will proclaim God’s righteousness and salvation all day. David knew about God’s righteousness and his mighty deeds since youth.


In Psalm 71:19-21, God’s righteousness reaches to the skies. David prayed that God will comfort and restore his life although he has put troubles in his life.


In Psalm 71:22-24, David want to praise God with the harp and lyre. He is determined to sing praise to God, who have redeemed him, and proclaim his righteous acts for he know God will put his enemies to shame and confusion.



Psalm 71 Bible Study


1. Confide in God

David confided in God and made him his refuge when he is faced with his enemies. He continued to praise God and expect God’s restoration after praying. We should always confide our problems to God and let him guide us to see through our problems. After praying, you must not grumble but continue to praise and thank him, believing that you will receive what you have prayed for. In 1 Thessalonians 5:18, in everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. In Ephesians 5:20, giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. In Psalm 118:8, it is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.